A Sample of Our Practices, from Old to New, for Us to help You.
At Seahurst Chiropractic Clinic, we strive to not just resolve symptoms - Chiropractic is a means to correct the cause. The cure however is not an isolated treatment, pill, potion, or lotion. Chiropractic is a lifestyle that involves all aspects of wellness, including exercise, nutrition, personal development, and stress relief.
A pregnant woman's body is undergoing tremendous and wonderful changes, but these changes are not without potential issues. The increased imbalance of weight in the front alters her posture, shifting joints as she walks and moves. During pregnancy, many problems can arise from a misaligned pelvis restricting baby development to breeched and posterior positions of the baby resulting in an emergency C-section. We strive to correct these issues so both mother and child can have a safe, healthy pregnancy.
Infants and children are some of the biggest beneficiaries of chiropractic care. The cause of many newborn health issues such as colic reflux, breastfeeding difficulties, sleep disturbances, constipation, allergic reactions, chronic infections, and behavioral problems can often be traced to nervous system irritation caused by spinal and cranial misalignments. These misalignments can occur at, or prior to birth, from the position the baby is forced to adopt in the utero to the actual birth process. Chiropractic care aims to resolve these issues for a healthier baby and a worry-free mother.
A child encounters many physical stresses during their growing years – falls, sports injuries, playground bumps, heavy school bags, and sitting all day in the classroom. The resulting problems in children’s spines can occur at almost any point in their development and growth. Early action and constant reinforcement allows children to develop without restraints from injuries and problems.
Whether playing sports, at work, physical strain on joints and muscles is expected. Over time however, the increase in stress on our bodies can lead to pain and major issues. Chiropractic care can assist in both, the prevention of joint and muscles deterioration, and the correction of problems that have developed. For those who are physically active playing sports or at work, it is strongly recommended to adjusted and routinely checked to ensure there are not any issues in the making and if there are, they are corrected.
When an injury occurs, it is our goal to ensure the health and safety of our patients. All injuries should be tended to - even if symptoms do not arise in an area, that does not mean it is healthy. Slipped and herniated disks, joint and muscle pain, headaches and pressure, are all things our practitioners routinely see and are confident in treating.
Your spine is made up of bones called vertebrae, and these are separated by tough, fibrous, flexible disks. The disks allow your spine to flex, bend, and twist - and also act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae.
If your back is injured, strained, or if you have chronic pain, the individual segments of your spine can become immobile, tight, and restricted. This fixation of the spine creates tremendous pressure on the disks.
This pressure can cause the disks to bulge or herniate, or can cause inflammation in the nerves that travel from your spinal cord to the rest of your body. If the nerves become irritated or pinched, it can cause back pain, sciatica, or even numbness and tingling in your hip and leg. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching your spine and reducing the pressure on your disks, restoring your spine's natural function and flexibility.
Cold Laser Therapy delivers a deep, penetrating, photonic (light) energy to bring about profound physiological changes. Laser therapy increases ATP ( or energy) production within each cell, angiogenesis or formation of new capillaries to damaged tissues, reduction of inflammatory prostaglandins while increasing anti-inflammatory prostaglandin release, stimulation of immune cells, increased endorphin relief, increased nitric oxide production and blocking of C fibers or nerve fibers carrying pain signals to the brain.
In other words, the cold laser stimulates cells to increase energy production and recovery rate. This therapy reduces pain, increases wound and tissue healing, improves nerve function, and much more. Cold laser also penetrates deep into tissues, passively providing a relaxing heat.
Infrared is essential for all forms of life. The sun is our principal source of infrared heat. The warmth from relaxing in an infrared sauna is similar to the heat one enjoys vacationing at the beach but without the harmful ultraviolet radiation.
Invisible and very safe infrared heat produced by our sauna is able to penetrate well below the skin, unlike conventional saunas, which enables the body to sweat at temperatures of 90-115 – much lower temperatures than conventional saunas.
Infrared sauna's aid in pain relief, weight loss, detoxification, skin conditions, cardiovascular conditioning, and reduction of stress and fatigue.
The human body is a self-healing and self-regulating machine. It miraculously extracts from food that which it needs and rids itself of the rest. Due to the business side of food and sustainability, many manufacturers have added chemicals, preservatives, additives, dyes, and other inert ingredients to enhance shelf life and profits. Unfortunately, these ingredients can be life-depleting over time.
We would be honored to provide you with guidance when it comes to nutrition and overall lifestyle. This is why we would like to offer you the opportunity to schedule a nutritional consultation at our practice so that we can provide you with personalized recommendations and guidance.
Reiki is a Japanese technique that promotes stress reduction, relaxation, and healing. The word Reiki derives from the Japanese words "higher power," and "life energy,' thus becoming "spiritually guided life force energy." During a session, we place our hands over you and channel energy. This practice is based on the idea that there is a life force in all of us and flows around us. It is this force that brings life. If the said force is low, we are more prone to sickness and stress. If it is in abundance, we are more open to happiness and wellness.